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Monday, April 15, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 15 April 2019

1. INDIA TO BE GUEST OF HONOUR COUNTRY AT ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR (ADIBF) 2019
UAE selected India as the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019, to attract a significant increase in the number of visitors with various events and activities.
The purpose of this  book fair is to highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity, modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output.
 United Arab Emirates
President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
 Prime Minister: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
 Capital: Abu Dhabi

2. RBI GRANTS 12 YEARS TO LIC FOR REDUCING STAKE IN IDBI BANK
Life Insurance Corporation, the largest insurance company in India, got 12 years from RBI for cut down stake in IDBI Bank.
LIC is the lender’s major shareholder, and it has a 51 per cent stake in the Bank.
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority  claimed that LIC can take up to 15 percent stake in any bank,which can stretch up to 30 percent as per the board approval.But the insurance regulator has authorised LIC to hold up to 51 percent in IDBI Bank in 2018.
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.
Founded: 1999
Headquarters: Hyderabad
Chairperson: Subhash Chandra Khuntia


3. MINT’S TEENA THACKER CONFERRED WITH 2019 CITI JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has selected Mint’s Teena Thacker as the winner of the 2019 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards.
She has been conferred with this award for her long story titled ‘How Johnson & Johnson is scooting from the hip’ in Mint.
Jnanpith Award which is also known as Gyanpeeth Award was established in the year 1961. Awarded by the Gyanpeeth Trust, this award is the highest literary award in India. It is conferred to only those Indian citizens who have worked in any of the languages recognized in the Indian Constitution

4. ODISHA’S DR BK NAYAK BECOMES THE FIRST INDIAN FIH HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE HEAD
Col (Dr) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak, a native of the temple City, became the first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation  Health and Safety Committee by the world governing body.
Dr. Nayak first Indian to have been nominated by FIH as the Medical Officer for a World Cup.
 International Hockey Federation
 President:  Narinder Batra
 Headquarters:  Lausanne, Switzerland
 CEO:  Kelly Fairweather

5. PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMED ISHTAYEH SWORN AS NEW PALESTINIAN GOVERNMENT
 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the oath of office from the new 24-member cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtayeh.
Mohammed Ishtayeh is a veteran peace negotiator and harsh critic of Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
This move will deepen the rift between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that governs the Gaza Strip.
6. WORLD’S LARGEST AIRPLANE “ROC” HAS MADE ITS FIRST TEST FLIGHT OVER CALIFORNIA
world’s largest airplane a Stratolaunch’s behemoth named “Roc” has made its first test flight in California, over the Mojave Desert .
It has two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines and is designed to carry into space, and drop a rocket that would in turn ignite to deploy satellites.
7. AIRTEL FICCI LADIES ORGANISATION LAUNCH WOMEN’S SAFETY APP
Bharti Airtel has launched a mobile app, “My Circle” in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation  to assist women in case they face any panic situation or problem.
The application will allow women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages by pressing the SOS prompt on the app.
The National Commission for Women is a statutory body of the Government of India, generally concerned with advising the government on all policy matters affecting women. It was established in 31 January 1992 under the provisions of the Indian Constitution as defined in the 1990 National Commission for Women Act.The first head of the commission was Jayanti Patnaik.
 Chairperson: Rekha Sharma

8. MEENA KUMARI MAISNAM CLINCHED GOLD MEDAL AT COLOGNE BOXING WORLD CUP 2019
Meena Kumari Maisnam has clinched gold medal under 54 kg by continuing her enthusiastic form to finish on the top at the Cologne Boxing World Cup 2019 in Cologne, Germany .
18- year old Sakshi Choudhary come up with silver medal under 57 kg category
Pwilao Basumatary, India Open gold medallist came up with silver medal under 64 kg category
Pinki Rani settled for bronze medal under 51 kg category
Praveen clinched Bronze medal under 60 kg category
9. LEWIS HAMILTON CLINCHED FORMULA ONE’S 1000TH RACE TITLE
British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has achieved his 75th career victory in Formula One’s 1000th race at the Chinese Grand Prix

 Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes has achieved Chinese Grand Prix by defeating Valtteri Bottas, his teammate and pole sitter with a quic start from his No. 2 spot on the grid.
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